Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk

Istanbul Memories and the City Paperback Jul 11 2006

By Orhan Pamuk
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Istanbul is a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, was born in Istanbul, in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy-or huzun- that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost Ottoman Empire. As he companionably guides us across the Bosphorus, through Istanbul's historical monuments and lost paradises, its dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways, he also introduces us to the city's writers, artists and murderers. Like the Dublin of Joyce and Jan Morris' Venice, Pamuk's Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Publication date
Jul 11 2006
Language
English
Pages
384
ISBN-13
9781400033881
ISBN-10
1400033888
Weight
376g
Dimensions
134.0mm x 204.0mm